Lesson Plan: Hydrogen Bonding | Nagwa Lesson Plan: Hydrogen Bonding | Nagwa

Lesson Plan: Hydrogen Bonding Chemistry • Second Year of Secondary School

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to describe and explain hydrogen bonding and the effect it has on the physical properties of molecules.


Students will be able to

  • describe hydrogen bonding and explain how it forms,
  • compare the strength of hydrogen bonding with other intermolecular forces and covalent bonding,
  • rationalize the differences in boiling points between HO2, NH3, and HF and when compared with other hydrides in their groups,
  • describe how hydrogen bonding affects the physical properties of molecular systems,
  • give examples of molecular systems where hydrogen bonding is prevalent (e.g., hydration of anions, proteins, and alcohols) and explain the role hydrogen bonding plays in these systems,
  • draw or interpret diagrams and display formulas showing hydrogen bonding.


Students should already be familiar with

  • electronegativity,
  • polarity,
  • covalent bonding.


Students will not cover

  • coordinate covalent bonding.

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